Essential Oil

Definition of Essential Oil:

Volatile terpene derivative responsible for the odor or taste of a plant.

Also: Essential Oils

Topics Related to Essential Oil

Body Odor

...the condition
“...Put 8 to 10 drops of the essential oil in 1 ounce of water and apply it where needed...”

Boswellia

...as a treatment
“...Function: The gum oleoresin consists of essential oils, gum, and terpenoids...”
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Canker Sores (Aphthous Ulcers)

...the condition
“...The following have shown to be related to recurrent mouth ulcers: flavoring agents; essential oils; cinnamon; gluten and wheat flour; cow's milk; coffee; chocolate; potatoes; figs; cheese; nuts (peanuts, almonds in particular); citrus fruits; certain spices; strawberries; tomatoes...”

Chemical Avoidance

...as a treatment
“...As an alternative to bath products you can use pure essential oils...”

Chinese Thoroughwax

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: The essential oil in Bupleurum is responsible for its ability to relieve surface heat...”

Clove

...as a treatment
“...Mouthwash preparations or undiluted essential oil (dentistry) is "Approved" the German Commission E for various oral mucosal inflammatory conditions...”

Dong Quai

...as a treatment
“...The dried roots have coumarins, flavonoids, and essential oils as active constituents...”

Eucalyptus Blue Gum

...as a treatment
“...Eucalyptus is available as a tincture, cream, ointment, essential oil, lozenge, teas, fresh or dried leaves...”

Fennel

...as a treatment
“...All parts of the plant are aromatic (seeds, essential oil, root)...”

Frankincense

...as a treatment
“Frankincense is an essential oil obtained from steam distillation of the gum resin of the small, bushy Boswellia carterii tree...”

Ginger Root

...as a treatment
“...You can also buy ginger essential oil, which can be diffused into the air for inhalation or diluted in a vegetable oil for inhalation, or diluted in a vegetable oil for topical application (or massage)...”

Hydrotherapy

...as a treatment
“...Adding essential oils or herbs to the bath can enhance the therapeutic benefits...”

Kidney Disease

...recommendation Parsley
“Parsley contains essential oils; the most important one, apiol, is a kidney stimulant...”

Massage

...as a treatment
“...This is massage therapy with the addition of one or more scented plant oils called essential oils, to address specific needs...”

Oil of Oregano

...as a treatment
“...The essential oil distilled from oregano leaves contains varying amounts of thymol and carvacrol which can constitute as much as 90% of the oil...”
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Pitta Balancing

...as a treatment
“...If you like, you can add 3-4 drops of a pure essential oil such as lavender or rose to 2 oz...”

Poor Memory

...recommendation against Lavender Oil
“Inhalation of lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia) decreased working memory performance and memory reaction time in a randomized, three-arm (lavender, rosemary, no scent) study of 144 people...”
...recommendation Rosemary
“Inhalation of rosemary essential oil enhanced overall memory performance and secondary memory factors, but impaired memory speed in a randomized study of 144 people...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...recommendation against Parsley
“Parsley contains essential oils; the most important one, apiole, is a kidney stimulant...”

Problems Associated With Snoring

...recommendation Eucalyptus Blue Gum
“Steam inhalation of essential oils of eucalyptus blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) or peppermint (Mentha piperita) can relieve congestion and thus improve snoring in some cases...”
...recommendation Peppermint Oil
“Steam inhalation of essential oils of eucalyptus blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) or peppermint (Mentha piperita) can relieve congestion and thus improve snoring in some cases...”

Propolis

...as a treatment
“...In raw form (hive scrapings) propolis is approximately 50-80% resins, 30-50% wax, 5-10% pollen, and 10% essential oils...”

Scotch Broom

...as a treatment
“...Constituents of interest include alkaloids, hydroxylamine, potash, ruscogenins, tannin, bitter principle, and traces of an essential oil...”

Steam / Spray Treatments

...as a treatment
“Steam treatment carries essential oils directly to sinuses and lungs, and provides warm, moist air to help open nasal and bronchial passages...”

Thuja

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: Both the leaves and the seeds contain an essential oil consisting of borneol, bornyl acetate, thujone, camphor and sesquiterpenes...”

Vaginal Depletion Pack

...as a treatment
“...Source: The Vaginal Depletion Pack or suppository usually consists of ... Tea Tree Essential Oil...”

Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection

...the condition
“...Essential oils have well-demonstrated antimicrobial action...”

Vata Balancing

...as a treatment
“...If you like, you can add 3-4 drops of a pure essential oil such as lavender or sweet orange to 2 oz...”

Vitex / Chasteberry

...as a treatment
“...Chaste berries contain essential oils, flavonoids and glycosides...”
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